Taking Classes

Given certain parameters, how many possible students can take math and English, science and English, and math and science?

Heavy Traffic

Observe the road in front of the school and record the number of cars passing each way at different times. Which day and time of the day has the heaviest traffic on the road.

Computer Usage

Design a survey about computer ownership and type of usage among the students in your school and report your results.

Movie Budgets

Choose the correct graph to display data about movie budgets to Warner Brothers.

Missing Test Scores

Given the standard deviation for a set of data, find the missing test score.

Burning Candle

Determine which brand of candle would you buy among three different brands.

Oil Consumption

Determine which countries has more consistent oil consumption.

How is the Weather?

Determine which of the locations has the most consistent temperatures.

Means of 1000

Finding averages of natural numbers.

Average Patterns

Use the average of four 26’s and four 34’s to determine the average of four of another number.

High Score

Find the lowest and highest scores Johnny could have received on one test.

Unlucky 13

Determine the new mean of a set of integers after two more integers are added to the list.

Removing the Ends

Determine Jonathon’s scores in a diving competition knowing that to calculate his final score for the dive, the highest and lowest scores were removed and the average was then taken of the remaining scores.

Resulting Means

Determine the new mean of a list of numbers when two more numbers are added to the list.

Dividing Oranges

How many oranges were in a fifth basket?

Final Score

What score does a student need on the fifth contest to finish with an average score of 4 on the five contests?

Larry’s Score

How does Larry’s final test score relate to the total number of tests?

Missing Numbers

Find two missing numbers in a set given information such as the other eleven numbers and the mean and median of the set.

How Much is that Car?

Predict the price of a new automobile of that same make and model.

Predicting Deer Population

Respond to rumors about overpopulation of deer in the forest.

The Deep Freeze

Find the missing temperatures.

Basketball Performance

Determine the number of baskets you think you will make in the next game.

Favorite Dessert

Determine the number of people that could have taken the survey.

Home Run Kings

Determine which baseball player has the best chance to break the all time home run record set by Hank Aaron.

Large, Larger, Largest

Find a data set that has a median larger than its mean, and a mean larger than its mode.

Movie Popularity

How does 1) the weekend total for the top ten movies at the theater, and 2) the total gross for the top ten movies at the theater compare?

The Best Baseball Team

Determine who is the “best” team in modern history.

Organizing M&M’s

Describe the distribution of colors in a bag of m&m’s.

New Nummies

Analyze data on a new product and present the findings to the president of your company.

Averages and Midpoints

Determine if a student’s method of computing averages using midpoints always works.

A Different Method

Determine if a student’s method of computing averages always works.

Ten Apart

Find a data set with measures of central tendencies that vary by ten.

Arithmetic and Geometric Means

Visualize the arithmetic and the geometric means.

Comparing the Arithmetic Mean, Geometry Mean, and Harmonic Mean

Using a graphs, what can you say about how the arithmetic mean compares to the geometric mean and the harmonic mean?